2.1.1.1: Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Spalding University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University complies with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. It is the University’s policy not to discriminate against any individual or group of individuals and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, veteran status or other protected status. Equal Employment Opportunity means treating all similarly situated persons equitably in terms of employment opportunity and other personnel actions. The University shall not subject employees to discrimination in any form, including with regard to retention, promotion, demotion, transfer, termination and compensation. If an employee believes to have been subjected to discrimination, the employee shall bring the matter to the attention of an immediate supervisor or, if that is not possible, then the Human Resources Director.

Affirmative Action is any specific step or program designed to eliminate or overcome present discrimination or the present effects of past discrimination against women, minority group members and persons who are covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (amended 1974) and the Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Act of 1974. The goal of an affirmative action program is the full integration of minority group members into the workforce. The University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans and disabled persons for employment and promotion to maintain a University community based on equal opportunity. A copy of the University’s Affirmative Action Plan is available in the Human Resources Office.

Spalding University provides reasonable accommodations that allow otherwise qualified applicants or employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a position. Reasonable accommodations will be made unless such accommodations have the end result of placing an undue burden on the operations of the University.